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Kovalev, Caparello make weight

Kovalev, Caparello make weight

Photos: Larry Levanti / Main Events Sergey Kovalev 174 vs. Blake Caparello 174 (WBO light heavyweight championship) Isaac Chilemba 175.5 vs. Cory Cummings 174 Dmitry ...

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Video: Wildest Briggs-Klitschko confrontation yet

Apparently food is where you cross the line with world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. Shannon Briggs stormed into the famous Italian restaurant ...

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Rios-Chaves, Vargas-Novikov weights

Rios-Chaves, Vargas-Novikov weights

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Photos/Quotes: Kovalev-Caparello Press Conference

Photos/Quotes: Kovalev-Caparello Press Conference

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Telemundo weights from Tampa

Telemundo weights from Tampa

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Boxing News

Argenis Mendez regains IBF title when KO loss is changed to a no decision

By Karl Freitag

The January 3 IBF jr lightweight fight between Rances Barthelemy and Argenis Mendez in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has officially been changed to a “no decision,” and as a result Mendez will be given back his IBF title. The Minnesota Office of Combative Sports now reflects the result change on their website. Barthelemy dropped Mendez near the end of round two, then connected with a clean combination just after the bell that knocked Menedez out. Barthelemy was announced as the new champion, but the Mendez camp successfully protested and the result was thrown out.

According to the official ruling issued by Ken B. Peterson, Commissioner of the Minnesota Depertment of Labor & Industry, “both parties agree that at least one punch was thrown after the bell signaling the end of round 2,” and “the referee’s ruling that Mr. Mendez had been legally knocked out was inadvertent through what can only be considered human error. Referee Podgorski acknowledges that he was getting into position, but the bell sounded while he was circling so his decision was based upon what he could hear and see at the time.”

In conclusion, the ruling states:

“The law requires that a Commissioner overrule the referee and enforce the plain language of the rules. For the purposes of the State of Minnesota, the boxing contest between Mr. ndez and Mr. Barthelemy is a No Decision.

“The State of Minnesota is indifferent regarding the issue of who is the holder of the Super Featherweight title of the International Boxing Federation as a result of this decision. The International Boxing Federation, not the State of Minnesota, has authority over its titles.”



January 30th, 2014



Boxing News

Hernandez-Kolodziej face-off in Berlin

By Przemek Garczarczyk

IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (21-1, 14 KOs) and Polish #1 IBF challenger Paweł Kołodziej (33-0, 18 KOs) faced off today at press conference in Berlin to announce their world championship fight on March 8.



January 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Frampton faces Cazares in WBC eliminator

Irish super bantamweight contender Carl Frampton is one step away from a mega-money showdown against Mexican superstar Leo Santa Cruz. The undefeated super-bantamweight ace will first have to get past Hugo Cazares on April 4th in a showdown at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast. The show, billed as ‘This is Belfast’, will see Frampton take on the former two-time world champion in front of what is expected to be yet another sold out arena.

“Hugo Cazares is a former two-weight world champion from Mexico who brings a lot of experience and skill with him,” said Frampton. “I can’t wait to get back in front of the amazing Belfast crowd and secure my shot at the WBC world title. I have progressed so much in the last twelve months both in the boxing ring and out of it, and I believe that the next twelve months will bring me even more success and more importantly the world title. It’s fantastic to be boxing at home for the fourth consecutive time and to be fighting a former two-weight world champion in a final eliminator for the world title,” he said. (more…)



January 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Alvarado accused of driving SUV into lake

Bizarre news report out of Denver says police believe former world champion Mike Alvarado intentionally dumped a damaged SUV into a lake. Alvarado’s trainer Henry Delgado says “Mile High Mike” was not involved in the incident.



January 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Freddie Roach says his former charge Amir Khan can upset Mayweather

By James Slater

The fight has still not been announced as official yet, but most boxing people seem to think superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr WILL do as expected and next fight British star Amir Khan. Boxing fans are waiting patiently for Mayweather’s announcement, and maybe over the Super Bowl weekend, Floyd will put an end to any and all speculation. But one man has a very good idea of what will transpire in the ring if Mayweather does indeed fight Khan on May 3rd: Khan’s former trainer Freddie Roach. Roach was a guest on Sky Sports’ Ringside: Toe to Toe podcast this week and he said he feels his former pupil can cause the shock and upset Mayweather “if he fights the correct fight.”

“That’s not an easy fight,” Roach said of Mayweather Vs. Khan. “I’ve always said Amir has the right style to beat Floyd if he fights correctly and doesn’t stay in the pocket too long. I always thought he could beat him with his speed. I think he’s faster than Mayweather and that’s what it takes to beat him. Floyd might have his hands full on the night.” (more…)



January 30th, 2014

Boxing News

IBF ruling on Groves-Froch purse split

Earlier today the IBF/USBA Board of Directors reviewed the arguments of George Groves and his attorney to increase his percentage of a potential purse bid split for the rematch with Carl Froch from the standard 15% for the boxer rated #3 or below to 25% . Carl Froch and his attorneys argued to maintain the standard split of 85% to the Champion and 15% to the challenger. The Board voted unanimously to maintain the 85%-15% split.



January 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Decision on WBC Presidency coming in February

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBC will seek to decide its next president on February 11 to replace the recently deceased Jose Sulaiman, who headed the organization for 38 years. In addition to odds on favorite Mauricio Sulaiman, Rex Walker, General Kovid Bhakdibhumi, Bob Logist, Mauro Betti, Houcine Houichi and Charles Giles are also candidates. The choice will come from a vote shaped by 26 members representing 10 WBC confederations (each having two votes) plus the vote of the six vice presidents. The new president must get 75 percent of the vote, representing 19 to 19.5 of the 26 available votes. The election will be held at the Camino Real Hotel in Mexico City. The WBC Board of Governors has not yet decided if the press will be admitted. Regardless of the winner, there are indications that the WBC wants to keep its headquarters in Mexico City.



January 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Maduma returns February 5 in Montreal

Undefeated NABF lightweight champion Ghislain “Mani” Maduma (15-0, 9 KOs) will make his first NABF title defense on Wednesday night, February 5 against Mexican knockout artist John Carlo Aparicio (26-7, 21 KOs) on an already sold out private show held at New City Gas in Montreal, Canada. World-class welterweight Antonin Decarie (28-2, 8 KOs) faces Cesar “El Dolar” Chavez (21-5, 9 KOs) in the eight-round co-feature. The undercard will showcase super middleweight Schiller Hyppolite (8-1, 5 KOs) in an eight-round bout; light middleweight Mian Hussain (7-0, 4 KOs) and lightweights Ibrahim “Fireman” Kamal (9-1, 6 KOs), Michael “L’Unique” Gadbois (9-0-2 (3 KOs) and Chris Plaitis (5-0-1) in separate six-round fights; and welterweight Mitch Louis-Charles (2-1-1, 1 KOs) and light heavyweight Erik Bazinyan (2-0, 2 KOs) in four-round matches. All opponents will soon be announced.



January 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Vinsanity returns Feb 27 in Niagara Falls

Report & Photos: Bob Caico

At the end of 2011 welterweight Vincent Arroyo (12-1, 7 KOs) of Amherst, NY was a hot topic in boxing circles. He had just won his second fight in a row as the headliner on ShoBox defeating Hector Sanchez. Five months earlier he decisioned unbeaten Willie Nelson, knocking him down three times in the process. In his last four fights his opponents were 57-1-2, he registered three wins and in his lone loss he had the then undefeated Mike Dallas almost out in the last round.

So here we are in the beginning of 2014 and we haven’t seen “Vinsanity” since. “I had some complications, the people I was working with were preventing me from fighting so I had to handle that the best possible way,” explained Arroyo. “Now Vincent Arroyo is back to put Buffalo back on the map and this is where I belong.” The 26-year old fighter had a bright future after his last win and he believes he still is on track for greatness. “It definitely set me back, but I assure you it’s in the past and there is more to come and I am excited for the future.” (more…)



January 30th, 2014

UFC

UFC 169 Prelim Fantasy Preview

The UFC 169 preliminary card airing on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass will showcase a slew of up and comers plus a few notable veterans, all vying for a shot at the main card with an impressive win on Saturday night. . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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FOX UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT from Newark, NJ Click here for more info



January 30th, 2014

Boxing News

PA State cruiserweight title fight expected to be a war

Story & photo by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Joey Eye Boxing returns to Harrah’s Chester Friday night with another promising boxing show that pits two of his regular performers against each other in what figures to be a testy 10-rounder for the Pennsylvania state cruiserweight championship. Tony Ferrante, 12-4, 7 KOs, 1 NC, and Anthony Caputo Smith, 14-2, 10 KOs, have both headlined previous Joey Eye cards before. But on Friday, the Philly-area boxers will square off for local bragging rights, a state title belt, and their Italian pride. Who knows which of these is most important to the fighters?

Ferrante makes his first appearance in the ring since his incredible KO of Isa Akberbayev in New York one year ago. That outrageous upset was ultimately changed to a No Contest after the Philadelphian “failed” a post fight drug test. Ferrante and his team were shocked by the test results and have claimed them to be bogus ever since. (more…)



January 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Caparello ready to make U.S. debut Friday night

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

Australian light heavyweight Blake “Il Capo” Caparello (18-0-1, 6 KOs) will make his debut on American turf Friday when he will headline on ESPN Friday Night Fights against veteran Elvir “The Kosovo Kid” Muriq (40-5, 24 KOs) in the ten round main event at the Richard J. Codey Arena, West Orange, New Jersey. Caparello, 27 years, has been made a solid favorite to defeat Muriqi with Australian betting agencies. The Australian was impressive in his most recent ring outing in scoring a dominant twelve round decision over formerly world-rated American Alan Green who he defeated to capture the IBO world 175 pound title during October 2013. (Caparello religuished the IBO title recently.)

Other American light heavyweights who have been defeated by the 6.1″ Aussie southpaw are Aaron Pryor jnr, Kevin Engel and Dante Craig, all three fights in 2012. Caparello’s toughest fight was against New Zealand 175 pounder Robert Berridge who he outscored over ten rounds in 2012. (more…)



January 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Golovkin-Adama presser and GGG workout

Video: GGG Promotions
Photos: Abel Sanchez

WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is finalizing preparations for his tenth world title defense this Saturda against world ranked challenger Osumanu Adama in Monte Carlo. Golovkin (28-0, 25 KOs) will defend his titles in the main event of Monte Carlo Boxing Bonanza for his return to Monaco at the Salles des Etoiles.

In March 2013, Golovkin knocked out former world champion Nobuhiro Ishida in the third round in Monaco. Golovkin has stopped 15 opponents in a row and holds the highest KO percentage among all active world champions in boxing in addition to the highest in middleweight division history. Adama (22-3, 16 KOs), has previously challenged then IBF middleweight titlist Daniel Geale in March 2012, losing a close decision in Australia.

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January 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Boxing legend Larry Holmes responds to Metta World Peace allegations about “bringing down black people.” More

Photos of Carl Froch are the subject of a Nottingham, UK exhibit. More

Tallahassee boxer Robert Davis faces his toughest test after being diagnosed with leukemia. More



January 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing back in Hawaiian Gardens, California

The first big boxing show of the year comes to greater Los Angeles as top contenders and 2012 medal-winning Olympian Esquiva Falcao of Brazil are in action on Top Rank’s Solo Boxeo Tecate series live on UniMas at the Robert Lee Activity Center in Hawaiian Gardens on Saturday, February 15. In the main event, Diego Magdaleno of Las Vegas will take on Ernie Sanchez of the Philippines in a 10 round lightweight bout. Magdaleno, trained by Joel Diaz, has a record of 24-1, 9 KOs. Sanchez is 14-5-1, 5 KOs.

Diego’s younger brother Jessie, 17-0, 13 KOs, of Las Vegas will face Roger Castaneda, 20-5-1, 15 KOs of Mexicali in an eight round super bantamweight bout. Jessie is also trained by Joel Diaz. Diego and Jessie are handled by manager Frank Espinoza.

The televised broadcast will open with the big debut of Olympian Esquiva Falcao of Brazil. Falcao, 23, won the silver medal in the middleweight division in the 2012 Olympics in London. He lost his gold medal bid in a 14-13 loss to Japan’s Ryota Murata who is also signed with Top Rank. Here, Falcao will take on Paul Harness, 4-4-1, 3 KOs. Falcao has been training for weeks at the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas. Falcao vs Harness is scheduled for six rounds.

The arena is at 21815 Pioneer Blvd., Hawaiian Gardens, Ca. Tickets are $100, $75, $50. First bell is 5:30 pm. To purchase tickets, call 562-652-4424 or 323-866-9943.



January 29th, 2014

Boxing News

ESPN FNF announces boxing tournament

ESPN will televise a new boxing tournament presented by Banner Promotions that will air on ESPN Friday Night Fights and ESPN Deportes. The tournament will take place in the lightweight and middleweight divisions and include a quarterfinal round, semifinals and finals in each division, which will take place throughout the Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates season. The competition will be a single-elimination. Each quarterfinal round will feature four six-round bouts. The winners will move on to the semifinals, which will be eight-round bouts. The finals will each be 10 rounds. At the conclusion of the tournament, the champion in each weight division will receive a belt. The first of five shows will be held February 21 at the Edgewater Casino in Laughlin, Nevada. Matchups will be announced on this week’s edition of Friday Night Fights.

The fighters are as follows:

Lightweight Division:
Yakubu Amidu: Los Angeles (22-4-1, 18 KOs)
Fernando Carcamo: Ciudad Obregon, Mexico (15-5-0, 12 KOs)
Miguel González: Cleveland (22-3-0, 16 KOs)
Miguel Angel Mendoza: Aguascalientes, Mexico (21-2-2, 21 KOs)
Samuel Neequaye: Accra, Ghana (21-0-0, 15 KOs)
Fedor Papazov: Russia (14-0-0, 9 KOs)
Petr Petrov: Madrid, Spain (32-4-2, 15 KOs)
Chris Rudd: Covington, Tennessee (12-1-0, 8 KOs)

Middleweight Division:
Brandon Adams: San Diego, California (12-0-0, 7 KOs)
Sena Agbeko: Accra, Ghana (15-0-0, 15 KOs)
Donatas Bondorovas: Chicago (18-4-1, 6 KOs)
Daniel Edouard: West Palm Beach, Florida (23-4-2, 12 KOs)
Cerresso Fort: St. Paul, Minnesota (17-2-1, 11 KOs)
Raymond Gatica: Austin, Texas (13-1-0, 7 KOs)
Willie Monroe, Jr.: Rochester, New York (15-1-0, 6 KOs)
Vitalii Kopylenko: Kiev, Ukraine (22-0-0, 12 KOs)



January 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Lopez ready for Soto

Photos: Cotto Promotions, LLC

Unbeaten and local star Edgardo “Sasso” Lopez (8-0-1, 4KOs) is ready to make his first CABOFE title defense against hard hitting Miguel “Mikito” Soto (11-1, 11KOs) this Saturday, February 1st. This will be the main event and broadcast on Boxeo Boricua WAPA 2 Deportes and WAPA America brought to you by Cotto Promotions and H2 Entertainment in association with Top Rank.

“I am (more) ready than ever, I want to thank all my team for supporting me and pushing me to be in my best condition ever,” Sasso Lopez remarked. “I know what Makito will bring, but he will fail in this test.”

“I only want to say that people can say what they will do before the moment comes. You can never talk about the river without feeling the water. I am ready for Sasso and on Saturday night I will become the WBC’s CABOFE champion,” Mikito stated. (more…)



January 29th, 2014

Boxing News

All set for ‘Kings and Queens’ in Tijuana this Friday

Story and photos by Felipe Leon

Tijuana’s own Mayen Promotions held its first press conference of the New Year to present their kick-off fight card “Reyes y Reinas (Kings and Queens)” in which the event is split down the middle between male and female bouts. Just like it is expected on Friday night at the Tecate Box Tour in the parking lot of the historic Caliente Racetrack, the females took over the press conference with all the participants of the three female fights present while only one of the “Kings” made it to the media event held at the popular billiard hall “Perro Salado”.

“This is a traditional fight card for our city and this is the second edition where the men share the night with the females,” promoter Guillermo “Memo” Mayen announced to open up the conference. “We expect a historic year for Tijuana with more fights than last year.” (more…)



January 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Gilberto ” Zurdo” Ramirez media day

Photos: Top Rank

Undefeated WBC #3 ranked Middleweight Gilberto ” Zurdo” Ramirez of Mexico works out Wednesday during media day at the Canizales Boxing Gym in Laredo ,Texas for his upcoming 10-round feature fight against Don Mouton of Houston. Ramirez and Mouton will battle on Top Rank’s Solo Boxeo Tecate card on UniMas , Saturday, Feb 1 from the Laredo Energy Center in Laredo,Texas. photos



January 29th, 2014

Boxing News

WBC Statement on Adrien Broner

WBC Statement: Adrian Broner has been a pride of the WBC, being a former World Youth Champion, a former USNBC Champion, and WBC lightweight world champion. The WBC offered full support to him during his quest to campaign in the welterweight division. During the period of time that Adrian Broner competed as a welterweight, the WBC ordered an interim championship and Omar Figueroa dramatically won the interim belt. The WBC wishes to express to Adrien Broner our sincere wishes for his success in the future, as he will continue competing in different weight divisions. He will always have the doors open in the WBC. The WBC is proud to ratify Omar Figueroa as the undisputed WBC lightweight champion.



January 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Brooklyn

Photos: Rich Kane – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Victor Ortiz 146.6 vs. Luis Collazo 146.6
Eddie Gomez 147.2 vs. Daquan Arnett 148.6
Gary Russell Jr 126.8 vs. Miguel Tamayo 126.4
Marcus Browne 176.4 vs. Kentrell Claiborne 180
Zachary Ochoa 140 vs. Victor Sanchez 128.6
Emanuel Gonzalez 129 vs. Victor Sanchez 128.6
Rafael Vazquez 123.8 vs. Brad Patraw 123.4

Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: FOX Sports 1

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January 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Harrison vs Brewer Tops Detroit Card

By Bob Ryder

Kaltsas Productions (George & John Kaltsas) return to the Masonic Temple on Friday, February 7 as they present “Showdown For Motown III”. Headlining the show is Detroit’s own junior middleweight Tony Harrison as he takes on veteran Grady Brewer. Brewer, although certainly on the downside of his career, figures to provide solid opposition for the young Harrison. Harrison has scored easy early round KO’s in his last two outings for Kaltsas Boxing but Brewer looks to give Tony a more difficult test in this eight round main event. (more…)



January 29th, 2014

Boxing News

It’s official: Danny Garcia to fight March 15th in Puerto Rico

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

The date of March 15th is now set for the return of junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia, 27-0, 16 KOs. Garcia will defend his WBA, WBC & Ring Magazine championship belts in a 12-rounder against Californian Mauricio Herrera, 20-3, 7 KOs. In his last fight, Garcia scored his career-best performance with a unanimous decision over Lucas Matthysse. “It’s official. I’m fighting March 15 in Puerto Rico,” Garcia announced on Facebook.

Garcia’s parents were both born in Puerto Rico, and the fight with Herrera will be held in the hometown of Garcia’s mother, at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Baymon, Puerto Rico. Garcia was born and raised in Philadelphia.

Also on the card will be a heavyweight clash between Deontay Wilder and Malik Scott, and a featherweight fight between Juan Manuel Lopez and Daniel Ponce De Leon. The card will be televised by Showtime.



January 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Goossen Tutor inks Vanes Martirosyan

Make way, Chris Arreola! There’s another “Nightmare” in the Goossen Tutor Promotions stable of boxers, as promoter Dan Goossen today announced the signing of veteran world title challenger and world-ranked contender, Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan.

The 6-0 tall, 27-year old Armenian native, who has lived in Glendale, California since emigrating there with his family at age 4, has compiled an impressive 33-1-1 record with 21 knockouts in his nearly nine years as a professional boxer while fighting under Bob Arum’s Top Rank, Inc. banner. The orthodox-style super welterweight was recently ranked as the #1 contender in most of the world sanctioning organizations. He formerly held the NABF Super Welterweight and NABO Junior Middleweight titles.

“I’m really excited about signing with Goossen Tutor Promotions,” Martirosyan exclaimed. “I see a very bright future ahead of us. I do want to thank Bob (Arum) for all his support the last seven years, I am very grateful and wish them the best of luck.” (more…)



January 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Liverpool show date change

Frank Warren’s show at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday March 1 has been rescheduled to Saturday March 8. The show line-up remains the same with Ellesmere Port star Paul Butler defending his WBO/WBA super-flyweight title against Diego Liriano headlining, and Liverpool’s Commonwealth flyweight champion Kevin Satchell defending his title against Issac Quaye. The undercard features Ronnie Heffron v John Thain, Terry Flanagan, Thomas Stalker, Ryan Farrag, Jazza Dickens, Matty Fagan and Stephen Lewis.

Frank Warren and BoxNation – who will be televising the show live – mutually agreed the change to March 8th with that date being the preferred date originally. Tickets with the March 1 date printed will still be valid for the new date.



January 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Nishizawa retires; Tameda defeats Indonesian champ Tito

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

It was a show in commemoration of former OPBF super-middle and light heavy champ Yoshinori Nishizawa’s farewell to the ring. Nishizawa, 48, officially announced his retirement and appeared in sparring sessions prior to a customary ten-gong ceremony on Tuesday at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

In the main event, up-and-coming featherweight stablemate of Nishizawa, Tsuyoshi Tameda (9-1-1, 7 KOs), 126, displayed a fine performance in defeating Indonesian champ Hero Tito (17-4, 9 KOs), 126, by a shutout decision (all 80-71) over eight lopsided rounds. Tameda, five years his junior at 20, floored Tito with a well-timed right to the button to take the initiative in the opening session. Tito, a solid left hooker, occasionally threw his trademark looping lefts but Tameda kept stalking him with a positive two-fisted attack throughout the contest. Tameda, a sturdy youngster, had the Indonesian champ at bay with a vicious right but failed to finish him with a follow-up attack in round five. Tameda, powerful and aggressive, may be worth watching from now on. (more…)



January 29th, 2014

UFC

Canada gets five UFC events in 2014

Canada is set to host an unprecedented five live events in 2014 as the Ultimate Fighting Championship® today unveiled its plans for the Great White North. The UFC® will make its first-ever visits to Quebec City and Halifax while also returning to Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. The organization also announced it will bring UFC Experience to four smaller communities across the country this year in conjunction with its UFC Community Works program. In all, the UFC will visit six of 10 Canadian provinces in 2014 . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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FOX UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT from Newark, NJ Click here for more info



January 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Hughie Fury opponent named: Matt Greer

Unbeaten teen heavyweight Hughie Fury aims to make it a lucky 13 when he features at the Copper Box Arena on February 15th. Undefeated Fury has stormed to 12 wins inside a year of turning pro, stopping seven early, and takes on American Matt Greer over six rounds. The 19-year-old from Manchester joins his cousin Tyson who takes on Gonzalo Omar Basile in a ten-round contest, with Dereck Chisora headlining in a defense of his WBO/WBA International titles against Kevin Johnson. Greer (16-13, 11 KOs) has been kayoed in five of his last seven fights.

“Greer is a good step up for me as he’s mixed with world level fighters so I can’t wait to take the challenge and show the boxing fans that I can deal with the experience for someone my age. I’m looking forward to the fight very much.” said Fury. “He’s fought the likes of Wilder, Ruiz Jr. and Shimmell and also Dennis Boystov and Kevin Johnson. If he gives me some rounds then great, it’s all experience in the tank for me at my age, but if I see the opening early I’ll take him out of there. I’m in no rush to a title fight, I’m enjoying fighting regularly and learning my trade with each fight. Team Fury is building up towards the top, I’m enjoying the ride, but when the time comes for a world title I’ll be good and ready.”



January 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Mundine goes the distance to beat Jackson

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine (45-5, 27 KOs) outclassed little known New Zealander Gunnar Jackson (18-4-3, 6 KOs) over ten rounds on Wednesday night at the Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Jackson had some good moments, but Mundine dealt out most of the punishment although he was unable to stop the tough Kiwi. Scores were 100-90, 100-90, 100-90.

The bout took place at a 74 kilo (163.1 lb) catchweight. Mundine was originally slated to face Carson Jones. Jackson stepped in on seven days notice.



January 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Jim Finley, owner of legendary Finley’s Gym in DC, Passes at 85

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By Gary “Digital” Williams

The owner of one of the legendary boxing gyms in Washington, DC –Finley’s Gym — passed away today at the age of 85. Jim Finley opened the gym in 1960 and it became the spot in the Nation’s Capitol for boxers where boxers could train. Bob Foster, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson, Larry Holmes, George Foreman and Mike Tyson are just some of the countless number of boxing legends that passed through the doors of Finley’s Gym before the gym closed in 2001.

The boxing scenes for the 1973 Al Pacino movie “Serpico” were shot in the gym and the location was depicted as a training site in an edition of the EA Sports boxing video game “Knockout Kings.” (more…)



January 29th, 2014

AWE TV

Munroe: I can still win a world title

Rendall Munroe bids to become a two-weight European champion when he faces Lee Selby for the vacant Featherweight crown at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on Saturday live on AWE TV, and says he still has designs on World title glory. Munroe hung the gloves up after defeat against Scott Quigg in their clash for the interim WBA Super Bantamweight title in November 2012. The Leicester man stayed away from the fight game for just four months though and was back in action in his hometown in May with a first round win. The former WBC World title challenger added ten and six round points wins to his belt before the end of the year and now takes on the hotly-tipped star Selby.

“I don’t think I ever stopped being at my best,” said Munroe. “The issue for me was my weight, that was the thing letting me down – trying to make the weight all of the time. Sometimes it takes a bit of relaxation time to realise, and as my manager said to me recently, the best thing that happened was me retiring, getting my head clear and deciding what I wanted to do. (more…)



January 29th, 2014

UFC

UFC 169 Main Card Fantasy Preview

There’s rarely a bigger moment in all of MMA than when a card features two title fights, and that’s exactly what will happen at UFC 169, when both the bantamweight and featherweight titles are on the line . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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FOX UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT from Newark, NJ Click here for more info



January 29th, 2014

Boxing Result

Adama: “If I beat this guy, I’m gonna be like the president in Africa!”

Adama vs Carasquillo-5Interview by Sam Geraci
Photos by Tom Barnes

On February 1st, Osumanu “Machine Gun” Adama (22-3, 16 KOs) challenges WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (28-0, 25 KOs) in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Despite representing Ghana in the 2000 Olympics, never being stopped and challenging for a world title for a second time, Adama remains a relatively unknown fighter who has been brushed aside in this matchup by many as nothing more than a B-side knockout victim. In the following interview, Adama acknowledges that he’s a “Nobody” looking for a chance to prove himself. The fighter discusses his strengths and what this fight means for his career plus boxing in Africa. (more…)



January 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Chavez-Vera 2 undercard shaping up

The undercard is shaping up for the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs Bryan Vera rematch on March 1 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. As previously announced, the much anticipated co-feature is WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido defending his title against Vasyl Lomachenko.

In ten round action, former unified lightweight champion Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz (38-4, 19 KOs) takes on Gerardo Robles (18-12, 9 KOs) and unbeaten super lightweight Karim Mayfield (18-0-1, 11 KOs) faces Francisco Contreras (21-4, 16 KOs). Unbeaten lightweights Ivan Najera (12-0, 8 KOs) and Anronio Capuline (11-0, 5 KOs) in an eight-rounder. Six round bouts include two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez (8-0, 7 KOs) vs. TBA, unbeaten welterweight Alex Saucedo (11-0, 8 KOs) meets Gilberto Venegas (12-12-4, 8 KOs) and unbeaten featherweight Jerren Cochran (9-0, 4 KOs) is penciled in against Edwin Solis (5-2-3, 3 KOs).



January 29th, 2014

Boxing News

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